2 July 2007 Optical psychrometer for relative humidity measurement in non-conventional environments
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Proceedings Volume 6619, Third European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors; 661920 (2007) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.738595
Event: Third European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 2007, Napoli, Italy
Abstract
The aim of this study has been the introduction and calibration of a novel Relative Humidity meter, based on optical sensors. It consists of a psychrometer, whose temperature measurements are performed by means of two Fiber Bragg Grating sensors, working as dry-bulb and wet-bulb thermometers. Their preliminary calibration permits to convert Bragg wavelengths into temperature values with high repeatability and accuracy: hence, the local relative humidity can be evaluated, using thermal gradient and dew point temperature, by a psychrometric table implemented as analytic function inside a processing algorithm. The proposed sensor presents all the typical advantages of the optical devices, especially the immunity to electromagnetic disturbances and to corrosion, allowing to measure humidity in aggressive environments as meteorological off-shore stations, marine structures and vehicles.
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S. Pirrotta, E. Guglielmino, "Optical psychrometer for relative humidity measurement in non-conventional environments", Proc. SPIE 6619, Third European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 661920 (2 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738595; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.738595
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